New Hampshire woman arrested after attempting to kidnap 1-year-old

ROCHESTER, NH (WHDH) - ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say a New Hampshire woman has been accused of kidnapping a man’s baby girl from his vehicle after he stopped and offered her a ride.

Police said the man was driving in Rochester on Saturday when he saw 25-year-old Joanne Shaw, of Gonic, walking in the road. She accepted the offer and got into the front passenger seat.

Rochester Capt. Jason Thomas said within moments, Shaw started unbuckling the baby in the back seat, saying she was going to take her.

Thomas said the 52-year-father got into a struggle with Shaw, who eventually left the vehicle with the daughter. The father ran and caught up with her, and she punched him.

Police said Shaw was jailed and was awaiting arraignment Monday; it wasn’t immediately known if she had a lawyer.

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